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Gallstones Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) Hereditary hemochromatosis ( Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G) Hepatitis is most often viral, due to infection with one of the hepatitis viruses (A, B, C, D, E, F (not confirmed), and G) or another virus (such as those Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations Hepatitis A and Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver Jaundice (Adults) Jaundice in adults may be caused by a variety of medical diseases or conditions. Some cases of jaundice can be managed at home with a doctor's supervision, Fatty Liver Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease occurs due to the accumulation of abnormal amounts of fat within the liver. Fatty liver most likely caused by obesity Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBS) Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Primary sclerosing cholangitis Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease that Kidney Failure Kidney failure can occur from an acute event or a chronic condition or disease. 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